Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will be participating in the 2016 Mid-Michigan Honor Flight. This event involves flying Michigan veterans to Washington, D.C. to tour  our nation’s memorials.  Veterans will depart the Lansing airport at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 and will return at 9:15 p.m. after spending the day in Washington, D.C. Flag lines will line both sides of the airport concourse to send off and welcome our veterans home.

Along with experiencing this amazing trip, the Honor Flight organizers also try to rally support in many ways. Participants will receive packets that include ‘mail call’ letters, cards and pictures from their community. These letters are expressions of gratitude for their bravery and sacrifice as they served their country. We are encouraging all LCC employees to visit the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs by May 13  to complete a small thank you note to be distributed to the veterans during their Honor Flight.

Additional volunteer opportunities are also available to help assist the organizers on the day of the Honor Flight. For more information on how you can offer your support to this worthy cause please visit or contact the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at x5246 for further information.

April is Counseling Awareness Month

Free, confidential counseling is available at Lansing Community College to assist students with a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to):

  • Overcoming barriers to success
  • Stress management
  • Coping with change and adjusting to college
  • Depression, anxiety, mood disorders
  • Coping with trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Time management  –  juggling multiple roles
  • Crisis support and intervention

Counselors provide integrative student services that foster personal development, promote student achievement and retention, and increase success. Additionally, LCC counselors provide outreach and classroom presentations.  LCC counselors are available for consultation and classroom presentations on services and pathways to student success throughout the year.

To schedule a student counseling appointment, please call Counseling in Campus Resources for Student Success at 517-483-1924, or visit the StarZone in the Gannon Building.  You can also visit the Counseling website at:

Coming Monday, May 2nd:  FINALS FRENZY ~ Stress Relief & Giveaways!!

Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!

Thursday, April 28th is “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”!  In order to provide for a meaningful and educational experience for those children who participate, the following guidelines are to be adhered to by faculty and staff:

  • Faculty and staff must have prior supervisory approval to bring a child on campus for this event.
  • Children age 5 and above can participate.
  • The learning environment of classrooms and labs must be free of distractions and thus no children are permitted in these areas.
  • Those Faculty and staff who participate must accompany the child at all times and are responsible for the child while at the College.
  • The 2016 theme for this event is “Sparking Aha Moments”.  Those faculty and staff who have approval to participate in this event should provide for meaningful activities that inspire children to use their imagination and explore new ideas.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Human Resources at 483-1870.

StarScapes Student Showcase: April 20-21

StarScapes is a brilliant showcase of innovative and creative works produced by LCC students. The third annual StarScapes is April 20 & 21 in the Gannon Building; stop by anytime between 10am and 7pm to check out more than 100 student projects! Full presentation schedule and details here:

You’re Invited!

On Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m., Lansing Community College is presenting “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” with Peabody- and Emmy-winning filmmaker, John J. Valadez, speaking prior to the film. The free showing is part of LCC’s Cesar Chavez events, and will be held in the Boardroom of the LCC Administration Building on Capitol Avenue.

Cookies and Lemonade will be provided.

The Golden Age of Broadway Comes to LCC! 

Scenes and songs from what’s considered to be Broadway’s Golden Age will be presented April 15-16 at 8 p.m. in LCC’s Black Box Theatre. The culmination of the work done by the Spring semester Music Scenes class, students will be singing and dancing from Damn Yankees, On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate and The Pajama Game.

Professor Kelly Stuible-Clark explains that this Golden Age ran roughly between 1943-60, an era taking America from the end of World War II to the beginnings of the turbulent Sixties. “These shows focus on family, country, home, and traditional values,” Kelly said, and these themes are part of the scenes in this show. Performances are free.

Click here for more information.

Funeral for Cindy Storie’s Son – Johnathan Kerr

Thank you so much for the outpouring of prayer and support at this difficult time for me and my family.

My daughter, Victoria (Tori) Kerr, and I have returned home from Shenzhen and the family has been able to finalize plans for my son, Johnathan Kerr, his Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life.

Follow this link for the obituary and funeral arrangements:

It is important to note:

Johnathan was an alumni of LCC, earning his Associates in Science in both Engineering and Computer Science.

My Daughter & Johnathan’s Sister, Victoria Kerr, is a Clerical Support Staff in the Student Affairs Division – The Learning Commons.

My Father & Johnathan’s Grandfather, Tedd Sperling, is a Professor in the Technical Careers Division – CIT Department.

Thank you.


LCC Welcomes New York Times Columnist and Author Anand Giridharadas April 14 & 15


Please join One Book One LCC in welcoming author and New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas to campus on April 14th and 15th. Three great events are planned in conjunction with Mr. Giridharadas’ visit:

Reception and Book Signing
April 14, 2016
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Library, 3rd floor, TLC Building
Ticketed Event

Meet Anand, get your copy of The True American signed, enjoy light appetizers, and visit with LCC community members. Reserve tickets online through April 14. This event is generously sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Division and is free and open to the public.

The True American
April 14, 2016
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dart Auditorium

Giridharadas will discuss his book and the themes of racism, immigration and learning what it means to be a “true American,” in a deeply moving exploration of the American dream and its many dimensions. Entire classes are welcome to attend this event. Seating available on first-come, first served basis. This event is free and open to the public.

The Future of Leading
April 15, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HHS Garden Level
Registration Required by April 8 – Employees Only

In collaboration with the Human Resources Division, we are happy to offer LCC employees a second opportunity to hear from Anand Giridharadas.

We live in a world that is changing what it means to lead. In this gripping presentation, Anand Giridharadas draws on his reporting around the world, interviews with leaders, and analysis to reveal how old ways of leadership are being overthrown and replaced by new methods. He will talk about the shift from leading by doing to leading by catalyzing, from power over others to power with them, and from top-down to bottom-up.

Register for this event in the employee Learning Management System (LMS).

MI ACE “Red Out” Event – April 12

Did you know that, on average, women earn 79¢ for every $1 earned by their male counterparts, and that this number is less for women of color?

The Michigan American Council on Education Women’s Network (MI-ACE) and the Michigan Equal Pay Coalition have designated April 12, 2016 as a “Red Out” to recognize Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as her male counterparts did during the previous year. Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women are “in the red” with regard to pay.

Please wear red on April 12, and join your LCC-ACE Planning Committee at 8:30 a.m. in the TLC Library, 2nd floor atrium for coffee and muffins. This is a drop-in event, but we would like you to stick around long enough to take a group photo at 8:45 a.m.

The MI-ACE Women’s Network, the Equal Pay Coalition, and The American Association of University Women will hold a rally at noon on the steps of the Capitol Building. Please feel free to join others from across the state to bring awareness to this important issue.